(Reuters) – Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> has entered into a partnership with South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd <051910.KS> and China’s CATL <300750.SZ> for supply of batteries used in its electric , the company said on Wednesday.

Tesla, which has a -standing battery supply agreement with ’s Panasonic Corp <6752.T>, said its pact with LG Chem and CATL was at a smaller scale.

LG Chem declined to comment, while CATL did not to Reuters’ requests for comment. Tesla was not immediately available to comment on the details of the new partnership.

Last year, Reuters reported on Tesla’s talks with LG Chem to source batteries for vehicles to be made in its Shanghai plant. A source had also Reuters that the electric carmaker may source batteries from CATL in the .

(Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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